We stayed in Russell for 3 days, and on a drenching day, ran to this museum as a refuge. We were delighted with this small gem of a place. The history of Russell is presented in... read more
The Russell Museum tells the story of the development of Russell /...
The Russell Museum tells the story of the development of Russell / Kororareka, from a small Maori fishing village, to a port of call for visiting ships and whalers to today's tourist town. Among the museum collections is Maori taonga including a small waka (canoe), a one-fifth scale model of Captain Cook's Endeavour, an original whaleboat and mementos of game fisherman, Zane Grey. Enjoy watching the DVD of historic Russell and see the exhibitions that are on display in the gallery. We hope you enjoy your visit.
The Museum gift shop features a wide range of special gifts, souvenirs and books.
The Russell Museum operates as a registered charity and does not receive any funding for operational expenses. The Museum is self funded by the entrance fee, research charges and profits from the Museum shop.